Community Support Worker I - All Programs

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The ideal candidate will assist the program with orientation for new residents, perform administrative duties, and engage with clients. The incumbent will assist in writing meeting notes, and co facilitate various self-help or other groups.

WHO WE ARE

Looking to make a difference? Our mission at Interim is to provide services and affordable housing to supporting members of our community with mental illness by building productive and satisfying lives in a world in which people with mental illness are able to live, work, learn and participate fully in the community. Join our team and instill hope in the community.

WHAT WE OFFER

Sick pay.

SALARY

Competitive Compensation; Nonexempt; 10 hours/week; Eligible for Overtime.

QUALIFICATIONS

Direct experience as a consumer of public or private mental health services; General work experience or volunteer work; ability to follow directions; Good English communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to keep basic records (timesheet, phone messages, vehicle log, attendance sheets, etc.

Preferred: High School Diploma or GED; Bi-lingual skills.

Valid California driver's license; auto in safe operating condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal record clearance; proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Community Support Worker I will assist with the following duties:

  • Engage clients in the program, orient new residents to the community and program.
  • Use agency vehicle to transport clients to appointments, meetings and recreational activities as assigned.
  • Perform basic office duties; e.g., answer program phone calls and record messages.
  • Clean and straighten program facilities, offices, bathrooms, storage, patio areas.
  • Assist clients, individually or in groups. Write meeting notes and other notes as requested.
  • Co-facilitate various self-help or other groups.
  • Encourage and support recreational activities, employment.
  • Attend staff meeting as assigned.
  • Attend Interim and program training as assigned.
  • Keep appropriate documentation as assigned.
  • Work as a member of a support team. 
  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times.
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and promote the agency’s goals
  • Maintain the strictest of confidentiality.
  • Comply with the agency policies and standards
  • Ability to work with diverse staff and clients and excel in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times.
  • Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to: operate a motor vehicle; climb stairs; possess good communication skills; meet the requirements of the classification and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. Capable of the following extended activities: standing, sitting, climbing stairs.

Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting 25 pounds or more and bending in the performance of infrequently performed office duties.

Location: Consumer Staff in Salinas, CA
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